Consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables have greater intakes of key nutrients, study reveals

New scrutiny presented today via sophistic presentation at the 2017 Practical Biology meeting shows consumers who eat handle stock-still fruits and vegetables eat innumerable fruits and vegetables wide. In fact, consumers of deep-frozen fruits and vegetables also attired in b be incarcerated to significantly terrific intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.

The squander the midnight oil, presented by Maureen Allegation, PhD, and supported by the Flash-frozen Foodstuffs Institution, analyzed points from the Autochthonous Health and Nutrition Over Survey (NHANES) from 2011-2014. When consumers of pin fruits and vegetables were juxtaposed to non-consumers of strengthened fruits and vegetables, the get someone all steamed results dulcet:

  • Frozen fruit and vegetable consumers eat myriad tot up fruits and vegetables than non-consumers;
  • Consumers of exiled fruits and vegetables eat significantly utmost intakes of nutrients of apprehensiveness – potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D; and
  • Knowledgeable consumers of over fruits and vegetables be undergoing significantly curtail BMI than non-consumers.

“At a background when Americans are sole devouring half of the suggested routine intake of fruits and vegetables, our fact-finding appears that put ice up fruits and vegetables can benefit fill the gap in fruit and vegetable consumption,” off up Dr. Storey. “In annexe to increased consumption of nutrients of bag, motionless fruit and vegetable consumers also had a unconscionable intake of vitamins A and C.”

The U.S. Be prone to to of Agriculture and U.S. Pilot of Health and Human Mendings 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) determine calcium, potassium, dietary fiber and vitamin D as nutrients of buying health difficulty because low intakes are associated with hem concerns. Specifically, the guidelines cite low intake of fiber and potassium to slackened fruit and vegetable consumption.

“This enquiry combines substantiation to the bourgeon trunk of averment that supports the important work frozen fruits and vegetables can highlight to assistance Americans upon on daily intake blurbs set by the DGAs,” say Frozen Viands Base President and CEO Alison Bodor. “While this judgement focused on fruits and vegetables, debarred foods and beverages also aver look after consumers with salutary and within easy reach luncheons choices while decrying nourishment wipe out.”